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Illinois Governor Grants Clemency To 43

Pat Quinn’s office says he’s making progress in clearing a backlog of more than 2,500 requests.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Illinois House Allows Prison Cuts To Stand

Governor wins battle in shortened veto session.



Another Ill Prison Up for Sale

Governor Quinn has now offered to sell Tamms Prison to the federal government.


File photo of a prison. (Credit: Jodie Coston/Getty Images)

Behind Bars and Collecting Unemployment

Illinois looks for inmates collecting unemployment .


File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Ill. Convict Task Force Fails to Act

The trouble is the commission is supposed to be looking into laws that ban convics from jobs has yet to meet.


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A New Push for Get Out of Jail Early

John Maki,with the John Howard Association of Illinois, says Meritorious Good Time should be reinstated, because the result is overcrowded prisons.


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